MAY 14, 2016
On Saturday, May 14, 2016 the MARC will host its first fund raising event in Eden, “Red, White and Brew,” a wine and beer tasting. The event will feature a raffle drawing for a luxurious Caribbean vacation at St. James Club, Antigua. The event will be held at the historic Morehead-Fair House, 420 Boone Road, in Eden from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Ticket prices for the wine and beer tasting are $25 for members of the MARC and $30 for non-members. Any non-member attending the event can get a $5 rebate by joining the MARC at the event. Tickets are available at the museum or may be purchased on the museum’s web site, www.theMARConline.org.
Raffle tickets are $50 each and will earn each purchaser a chance for two rooms, seven nights at St. James Club. Only 300 tickets will be sold, greatly increasing each ticket holder’s opportunity to win.
Wine and beer will be provided by WineStyles Tasting Station of Greensboro and will feature a selection of wines and carefully chosen beers. Each attendee will receive a complimentary MARC embossed wine glass.
St. James Club & Villas is set in one of Antigua’s posh areas, yet the ambience is low-key and comfortably casual. It’s easy to disappear from the world or to fill your days with outdoor amenities including tennis, water sports, deep-sea fishing or joining the games for kids of all ages. Four restaurants range from casual waterside dining to romantic settings with panoramic views and eclectic menu offerings to please every taste. Wind down with a cocktail and listen to a live band.
There is a fee of $125 per person, per night which covers all food, beverages, activities and gratuities. The MARC will pay this for one couple, one trip. The museum will also provide $750 to defray travel expense. Overall, this is a $5,300 value and would make a perfect family vacation or, if you wish, a trip to share with another couple or even two trips. The rooms are made available by Elite Island Vacations.
Net proceeds will benefit the Museum & Archives of Rockingham County programs and operations. While the museum receives grants and donations from corporations and foundations, most funds for its operations come from individual members, donors, and fundraising projects such as this wine and beer tasting and raffle.
For more information or to order tickets, contact the MARC at 336-634-4949 or by email at MARCconnection@gmail. Information is also available on this web site. Please note that raffle tickets may not be purchased online but may be ordered by telephone or email.